Alaska-based principal, Brent Little, PE, leads Coffman’s Federal strategy

Mechanical engineering principal Brent Little smiles in front of a black backdrop wearing a light blue button-down.
Brent Little, PE

October 25, 2023– Coffman has named Brent Little, PE, as the new Federal Programs lead. Brent began transitioning into this role in early 2023 as Dave Gardner, SE, Coffman’s former Federal Programs lead, began preparing for his eventual retirement. Brent and Dave worked closely together in 2023 to facilitate a seamless transition.

Coffman’s federal program leverages engineering knowledge and best practices through office champions companywide. This approach has proven successful as Coffman’s federal revenue has grown from $13M in 2017 to $27M in 2022. Under Dave’s guidance, the federal group refined contract negotiation and diversified project pursuits across federal agencies.

“Dave has done an impressive job unifying our federal efforts across the company, and Coffman’s market growth clearly reflects his efforts. Brent’s experience in federal/DoD and his leadership abilities are what we need to build on the team’s accomplishments and develop more resources across an even wider geography to better serve the federal market,” said Dave Ruff, PE, CEO.

Coffman Engineers Senior VP of Federal Programs Dave Gardner wearing a red striped button-down and black suit jacket.
Dave Gardner, SE

As the Federal Programs lead, Brent supports the market sector strategy and companywide federal champions as they lead projects and new pursuits. Brent is a mechanical engineering principal in Coffman’s Anchorage office. His career has focused on federal sector work for various agencies in the US and abroad. Brent started his career with the Omaha District US Army Corps of Engineers and credits much of his success to that early mentorship and training.

About Coffman’s Federal Experience

Coffman’s experience in federal work spans decades across many agencies and all military branches. Work performed includes multidiscipline engineering design services for various project types in locations across the United States and internationally. Beyond design services, Coffman participates in the preparation of RFP documents, construction administration, and commissioning activities. Learn about our federal projects and lasting solutions for federal clients.